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2001.281.551 (RS190882)

Description

Small leather-covered wooden box with hinged and locking lid. Exterior is decorated with leather straps and metal tacks. The box contains fragments of wallpaper that once lined the interior. The paper is in poor condition but appears to be block-printed in green and white in a stripe and medallion pattern. The paper appears to have no ground and is handmade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Material
leather
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
leather
paper (fiber product)
stripes
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 8 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.551
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287750

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
pin dots
geometric
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
box lining
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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